Bailieborough News. August 28th 2023. Matthew J. Cullen.

Blessing of the Graves, 2023: The Blessing of the Graves will take place in St. Annes Cemetery, Bailieborough on Sunday next, September 3rd at 12 noon.

Each family is asked to bring a little bottle of Holy Water to bless your family plot. Toilets will be available in the cemetery grounds. If you are tidying your plot, please bring a bag with you and take home anything that you are removing from your family plot.

New Bus Service. A new bus service linking Cavan and Dundalk has been launched.

Bus Éireann Route 170, Dundalk – Carrickmacross – Bailieborough – Cavan and back again. Running six times daily. This new service should be of great benefit to all members of our community.

Bailieborough Community Resource House.

New and additional directors and trustees invited.

The board of directors / trustees of Bailieborough Community Resource House invites expressions of interest in joining the Board of Directors / Trustees of the Charity. Expressions of interest can be sent via email to

Bailieborough Heritage Society: Old Church of Ireland Graveyard Clean Up:The work is over for now.  Many thanks to all who volunteered their time and gardening equipment, proving that many hands make light work.

Congratulations and Well Done: Well done to the Killann Community Games u14 Girls and management on winning Silver medals at the All Ireland Community Games Finals in Carlow on Sunday last. A proud day for their Clubs, families and supporters but most of all themselves, a day they will never forget.  

Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd: The Bailieborough Cancer Comfort Ltd  Committee is available to help cancer patients or their families. Free Taxi service available. For further information, contact: Edel Fox 086 1004030.

Bailieborough Heritage Society: We would like to thank Cavan County Council and the Heritage Office for their support for our recent events held during Heritage Week. Many thanks to Fox’s (for food) and Sandra Smith (for shelter) that made our event at The Vale run well, also to Pat, Carmel and John for their interesting and informative talks.

Bailieborough Walking Group:

Wednesday, August 30th: Killinkere: Easy walk, approx 1 to 1.5 hours. Meeting at Killinkere  Leisure Centre at 7.00pm.  Leaving Tesco carpark at 6.40pm. 

Wednesday, September 6th : Castle Lake, Bailieborough: Medium Walk, 1.5hrs and Easy Walk 1 hr. Walk commences at 7.00pm at the Bailieborough Business Centre, Shercock Rd, at 7.00pm. This is the final walk of the season. All welcome.

Well Done: Well done to all the Leaving Certificate students, who received their results, last week. Whether your results, were good or bad, look forward to the next stage of your life with confidence.

Bailieborough Library:The next Bookclub Meeting is on Tuesday, September 26th  at 6.30pm and the book to be discussed is ‘The Appeal’ by Janice Hallett! New members are always welcome and copies of the book are available at the Library desk. 

As we approach the end of August, remember that any child starting school this year is entitled to a Free Book Bag at their local library!!

If they are not already a library member, it is free to join!

Make sure you collect yours before they’re all gone!!

Bailieborough Craft Group: The Group meets every Friday from 10am-12.30pm in the Library and new members are always welcome regardless of talents or skills.

Careers: Thinking of changing career, need advice on careers, educational needs, CV help, interview skills – CMETB (Cavan Monaghan Education and Training Board) will facilitate a FREE drop in service at the Library on the first Thursday of each month on Thursday, September 7th  2023 from 2pm-4.30pm. No appointment is necessary.

FREE study space and WIFI available here for all who are in the middle of studying. Other services for students include printing, photocopying, local history/history resources, reference books, public PCs, staff advice, comfortable warm spaces. All are welcome!

Bailieboro Celtic A.F.C: Girls U12 and U14 training  every Monday evening, 6-7pm.

We welcome new girls at both age groups;

 U12(born 2012/2013)

 U14(born 2010/2011)

Come along to a session, make some new friends, learn some new skills and have plenty of fun!


Training for the Bailieboro Celtic Under-14 boys takes place every Wednesday evening from 7pm-8pm. All new and old players welcome! Contact Ollie Kierans for all enquiries.

St. Vincent De Paul: Annual Pilgrimage to Knock Shrine on Saturday, September 9th: Booking with Noel on 087 265 4787. A coach will be leaving Bailieborough Community Centre at a time to be arranged later.

To request assistance from St. Vincent DePaul, please use, FREEPHONE 1800 677 777. Should your call be made during non office hours, please leave your details and you will receive a call back.

Cavan Institute Open Day: Friday, September 1st from 9.00am to 4.00pm.: If you are taking a gap year, undecided on which career path you wish to take, deferring your CAO course or returning to education to upskill or re-train, please drop in and discuss your options.

Bailieborough Shamrocks G.F.C.:  

 Please remember that the Shamrocks Bingo takes place in the Club House at St. Anne’s Park and also online every Tuesday at 8.00pm. Great prizes to be won!

Walk, Jog or Run: Now that the evenings are getting short again we will be starting back,  running and walking for all levels,  beginners and advanced. Fun and free, social gathering in the Chapel car park,  Lake Shore,  Bailieborough at 8pm. All old and new people welcome.  It’s a well lit up run.  Stretch before and afterwards, every Monday and Wednesday evening.  

East Cavan Gaels GAA Club – Hurling News 21st August 2023

Seniors; Attention will turn to the new Cootehill Hurling 7s competition in September starting on Sunday next before the league starts.

Under 17/15/13/11/9/7; The U13s had a good blitz on Monday last on the 3G at Kingspan Breffni with wins over Cootehill, Cavan Gaels and Mullahoran.

The U11s had a good game and win away to Monaghan Harps in the Monaghan League on Sunday morning in wet conditions. The final round is next Sunday morning in Inniskeen at 11am.

Under 7 and Under 9 return in September.

After school hurling; Following on from the successful trial run of after school hurling in Mullagh in the Spring, we will be rolling out an after school hurling programme, for boys and girls initially, from mid September to the Halloween break in Bailieborough, Killinkere, Mullagh and Shercock. This will be for all Primary school ages, U7, U9 and U12. More detailed info next week.

Sunday; U11s away to Inniskeen 11am. Seniors at Cootehill 7s 6pm.

Club contacts;

7/9/11; Willie Gaughan 086 164 9280.

U13/15/17/Senior; Kathryn O’ Flynn 087 244 1371.